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Högkvarteret was for two years the kind of bar you dropped by after work to grab a beer and some really good food.

Högkvarteret, located on Närkesgatan 8 in Stockholm, Sweden, was the kind of space where every night you would hear the music you dig, see the performers you admire, and dance your ass off to sounds you never even knew existed.

Högkvarteret was the kind of gallery where wild new work from emerging artists would hang on the walls, play on the screens, and occasionally ask for your participation.

Högkvarteret was the kind of space where girls could be boys and boys could be Werewolves, where girls could be boys and boys could stay home, and where girls could be boys and boys could be totally objectified.

Högkvarteret was the kind of space where feminist and queer art, performance and music wasn’t a sideshow, but the main attractions. Not just on special nights – every night.

Högkvarteret was running between 27th of August 2009 – 28th of May 2011, and presented five-six evenings of queer and feminist art per week. During the years, we were awarded Best bar of Stockholm (the newspaper City), Culture Heroes (the newspaper DN), The Drive Spirit Trophy (RFSU) and The Honourable Mention (Tupilak).

Who visited Högkvarteret?
You did. All of you artists, activists, acrobatists, amoralists, dykes, fags, fag hags, musicians, producers, curators, organizers, synthesizers, promoters, showboaters, poets, pushers, moviemakers, moneymakers, shakers, debaters, authors, amateurs, professionals, moms, dads, grandparents, Swedes, Slovaks, collectors, collectives, loners, winners & losers.
Högkvarteret was the welcoming living room of all the fine arty & party people of Stockholm and the world beyond.

Who headlined at Högkvarteret?
You did. At Högkvarteret the obstacles between visitors and stage were blurry, and we presented a wide spectrum of expressions, aestethics and art. Hundreds of artists have headlined Högkvarteret, amongst them:

A-Damn, Abjeez, AC4, Agape, Aj Shanti, Ajah, Akiine, Alissar Gazal, Alma Kirlic, Amahl Khouri, Amy von Harrington, Anarkistiska Bokmässan, Andrea Merx, Andy Candy, Angelica Matveeva, Anja Rajic, Ann Jansson, Ann Jäderlund, Anna Einarson, Anna Gavanas, Anna Giertz, Anna Järvinen, Anna Kinbom, Anna Lidberg, Anna Åstrand, Anna-Maria Sörberg, Annsofie Lundin, Arena Baubo, Arkitekturhögskolan, Asha Ali, Athena Farrokzhad, Aurora Westfeldt, Back-Maria, Beabella, Beat up Betty, Benny Ninja, Bird of Speech, Björn Karlsson, Bobby Pinrocker, Boris and the Jeltsins, Brevnoveller, Britta Kåren, Brucette, Bruno Schulz, Bögjävlarna, Cafe Sodom, Calle Holck, Calle Kåberg, Capricious Magazine, Captain Kinky Pinky, Carl Johan Karlsson, Carl Åkerlund, Caroline Ringskog Ferrada-Noli, Carrasco Co, Catti Brandelius, Cecilia Lindwall, Charlotta Gustavsson, Chaza Charafeddine, Chia KO, Christoph Fielder, CLT, Conny Thimander, Cookie Jar, Cornelia Carlsson, CUBA, Cupcake Experience, Daniel Jangemyr, Danskollektivet Sch!!, Davaj, David Fielder, De Montevert, Degpungsen, Den Nya Punkten, Den Svenska Synden, Devil in these guys, Devrim Mavi, Digga Pony, Disney-klubben, Discoteka Yugostyle, DJ Gemma, Dom Dugliga, Dorian Wood, Dr Sketchy, Dragonkings, Dynasty Handbag, EasyPony, Eddie Summanen, Eduuard Levé, EKA, Eli Levén, Elias and the Wizzkids, Elin Boardy, Elisabeth Hjort, Elisabet Lundgren, Elisabeth Olsson Wallin, Elise Karlsson, Emi-Simone Zawall, Emma Pilipon, Emma T Åberg, Emma-Lina Ericson, ETC, Eva Johansson, Eva Johansson & Louise Löwenberg, Feministiskt forum, Feministiskt initiativ, Festibyn, Fete Galante, Fettival/FAT UP, Fikssion, Flip out workout med RazzleDazzle, Francis, Freddie Mercurykören, Freshest, Frida Darj, Frida Lo, Frida Selander, Frü, Föreningen KIM, Gazelle Kianoush, Genusföretagarna, Grizzlybear, Gunnar Svensson, Gustav Franklin, Hajen, Hallongrottan, Hanna Gustavsson, Hanna Nordenhök, Happy Hyder, Heba Gamal, Helena Granström, Helena Hiltunen, Hemlig Svartklubb, Hemliga Klubben, Hezy Ya Naoam Group: Daniella, Alissa, Nancy och Allano, HORAH-RAH REVUE, Howdie Ho, Hägerstens Botaniska Trädgård, Ida Börjel, Ida Lennartsson, IF, Imri Sandström, Indianen, Indra Linderoth, Ingela Ihrman, Ingen människa är Illegal, INK, Inka Lindergård, Isander Freiman, It’s a boy, Jaheda Choudhury, Jakob Ohlsson, Janne Bromseth, Jari Haapalainen, Jaw Lesson, Jennifer Camper, Jenny Franzén, Joakim Rindå, Joar Tiberg, Johan Ehrenberg, Johanna Palmström, Johannes Heldén, Jojo Stenberg, Jonas Brun, Josefin Brink, Josephine Wilson, Jukka Aminoff, Julia Bondesson, Julia Gillard, Juni Järvi, Just Like a Boy, KAI-En Butoh, Kajsa Ekis Ekman, Kajsa Grytt, Kajsa Sandström, Kakan, Kalle Haglund, Karin Gille, Karin Hårding, Karin Victorin, Karl David Larsson, Karl Ove Knausgård, Karolina Brock, Katapultpriset, Katharina Nutall, Katarzyna Surmiak-Domańska, Katja Gustafsson, Kaya Ålander, Kids of the ranch, Klara Gratte, Klas Ingelaz, Klazny Hendrix, Knicker Kittens, Knudt Tourette, KRAA, Kristal & Jonny Boy, Kristoffer Leandoer, Kutterfugel, Leinah K, Lenny & Wilde, Les Reines Prochaines, Let me grab yr sould, Linn Hansén, Linn Sandberg, Lisa Dillan, Lissie Dancefloor Disaster, Liv Strömqvist, Lo Fi Cherry Porno Pics, Lotta Axelsson, Lottie Törnros, Louise Löwenberg, Love is a burning thing, Lundin, Macho Mel Shimkovitz, Mag, Maja Lundgren, Makode Linde, Malin Arnell, Mama, I´ve got the blues, Mara Lee, Maria Bäcklander, Maria Johansson, Maria Lindberg, Maria Lönn, Maria Nordin, Maria Pia Böethius, Maria Zennström, Marie Carlsson, Marie Koelbaek Iversen, Mariette Glodeck, Marika Gedin, Marika Willstedt, Martin Halldin, Mary Åberg, Mathias Josefson, Maya Karlsson, Maya Lourenço, MC Tru Bloo, Melodic Fairytales, Melodija, Meshuggahbabes, Mian Lodalen, Mildrit Seibes, Mirel Wagner, Miriam Wallentin, Misch Masch Mezzengers, Miss Astrid, Miss Mare Miss Wild, Mister Bombastic, Moa Edlund, Moa Elf Karlén, Moa-Lina Croall, Mole Says Hi, Mona G, Monica Björk, Monika Fagerholm, My Göran, Nadja Karlsson, Naima, Naima Chahboun, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Nhessingtons, Nicole Barakat aka Wife, Niklas Valenti, Nina Ramsby, No tears for queers, Normal Förlag, Nour El rafaei, Nätverket sq2540sthlm, Nördkvarteret, Oivvio Polite, Osaka vs Tokyo, Our Time, Ovetenskapsakademien, P*fect, Paloma Madrid, Passing Cloud Psychedelic Party, Patti, Peggy Sands & Pippi, Pensionatsbacken, Pint and we fall, Piroth, Pjotr, Poloföreningen, Polska Institutet, POM, Pombo, Pop Cob, Prince of Assyria, PUMA, Pär Thörn, Queen Isis & Empress ChiChi, Queerkraft mot kolkraft, QueerLindy, QueerSalsa, Queertopia, Rah Rah replica, Randy Zine, Rasmus Fleischer, Rasmus West, Reb Kerstinsdotter, Rekonstruktion, Roses and Beans, RFSL, Rikard Wolff, Riksteatern, Robin Tidholm, Rosa drömmar, Rosenlarv, Roxy Farhat, RÖR-UNG Konst, Sail a whale, Sandra Kolstad, Sanna Samuelsson, Sanne Näsling, Sara Granér, Sara Stridsberg, Sara Svärtan Persson, Scotty the blue bunny, Sebastian Selvén, Shotguns and Shotguns, Silvana Solo, Sir Ike, Siri Hjortron Wagner, Sister Spit, Skatan, Sofia Hultin, Sofia Jernberg, Songs by silence, Sonja Schwarzenberger, Sternfall, Stockholmssyndromet, Strula med Siri, Subjekt, Super Jam, Susanna Petersdotter, Susanne Osten, Svenska Flickan, Svenska Synden, SVETT, Swing kids, T-Ö Erdenetsogt, Tali Feibland, Taxi Taxi, Teater Edvin, Teater Mjao, Teater Nemo, The bird who fell to earth, The golden disco ship, The Naima Train, The Once upon a times, The Sweptaways, The Swing kids, The Tiny, Thella Johnsson, Thunder Thighs Cheerleaders, Tidskriften 10-tal, Tidskriften Bang, Tidskriften Fronesis, Tidskriften Kom ut, Tiina Rosenberg, Tikkle Me, TIR, Tjejouren.se, To all my friends, Tomas Stark, Tova Gerge, Tracy Martin & C.S Gusten, Trans X, Tru Bloo, Trust The Girl, Träningsvärk med risk för huvudvärk, Tua Forsström, Ulrika Dahl, Ulrika Nielsen, Ulrika Westerlundh, Umayyah Cable, Upp upp upp, Urban Ninjas, V-day, Vanja Hermele, Varannan Vatten, Vega Andersson, Vicious Irene, Victor Bernhardtz, Vilda Kvist, Virgins & Suicides, Vänsterpartiet, Weltklang, Wendy Guerra, Wotever, Ylva Karlsson, You say France and i whistle, Zafire Ruby, Zanele Muholi, Zibur, Åsa Ericsdotter, ÖFA-kollektivet